May 3, 2007

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Recipes

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Flavored Yellow CakeMix butter and other flavoring with milk in large bowl. Add the rest of items and beat for 20 minutes. Pour batter into 10 inch tube cake pan.

 

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Kol Dolmer (Kol Domer)Two recipes for Kol Dolmer, the traditional stuffed cabbage rolls.

 

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Meat PuffsBrown ground beef with soup mix. When done, stir in cheddar cheese. Pat out each biscuit; place a generous teaspoonful of meat mixture on each and pinch shut.

 

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Swiss Parsleyed NoodlesFresh parsley and onions are wonderful additions to an egg noodle side dish.

 

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Creamy Blueberry Jello SaladIn a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Cool for 10 minutes. Stir in pie filling and pineapple until blended. Transfer to a 9x13 inch dish.

 

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Whole Wheat ButterhornsIn large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup flour and yeast. Heat the water, brown sugar, 3 Tbsp. of the butter, honey and salt to lukewarm water. Add to flour mixture.

 

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Potato QuesadillasSaute potatoes and onions and garlic until cooked at low heat. (I prefer in butter but oil is ok too) Add tomatoes, cook 3-5 minutes longer.

 

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Strawberry-Lime PunchIn 2 qt. pitcher, combine pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

Articles

Concho Western PinI have made a passel of these concho pins to wear with my western outfits and blue jeans. I have had many compliments. I have even given away a few for presents.

 

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Preventing CutwormsIf you start your plants from seed as I do, or even buy them from the local nursery, when you plant them in the ground insert a toothpick or wooden match as close to the stem as possible...

 

Yellow and purple pansies.

Trade Flowers and Plants with Friends and Save...Save money on plant by trading. Here are some great tips from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own advice here.

 

My Favorite Kitchen CornerI wanted to share my before and after photos of my favorite kitchen corner. Most of my knick knacks came from around my home or yard sales.

 

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Keep Paint Information OrganizedWhen painting, write down the brand of paint and color of paint and any numbers on the can that identify the type of paint. Keep this info in a binder or on your computer as a good reminder if you ever have to buy more.

 

Perennials For Beginners

Perennials For BeginnersIf you're new to planting flowers, you might want to plant perennials, they'll bloom every year without you having to replant them. So make the most of your planting time and dollars.

 

Signs That Your Pet May Have Eaten Tainted Pet FoodBecause of all the pet food recalls and because we know all of you love your pets, we cannot stress strongly enough the importance of seeking immediate medical care for your pet if they show any of the following symptoms:

 

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Kittens! Lots of Kittens!These kittens are about five weeks old. Mom Cat brought them into the world with the help of a local Tom Cat! They ride my feet like children on a swing.

 

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Do It Yourself Mechanical RepairsIt's surprising how you can make simple mechanical repairs to even electronic items. Recently, my husband and I fixed a broken plastic strip integral to a chair massager by reinforcing it with a wooden paint stirrer.

 

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Keeping Food Cold for the Dinner TableWhen I have to put out dinner and don't want to refrigerate the bowl of sliced fruit, for example, because there isn't enough room in the fridge, I do this.

 

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Furniture Polish For Cleaning Silk PlantsI discovered something a few months ago while doing the weekly cleaning. I love silk plants, but hate the dust they collect.

 

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Thank Your Mother on Mother's DayThe best Mother's Day Card I ever received came from my son. He wrote to me when he was 14 years old and thanked me for everything he could think of that I'd taught him over the years.

 

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Product Review: Gunk: Liquid Wrench This is a product you can use to loosen screws or other parts that have rusted or otherwise "frozen" together, so you can move or remove them.

 

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Coca-Cola For Shiny ChromeInstead of spending on expensive chrome polish, try rubbing your chrome with coca-cola!

 

Questions

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How to Grow Annuals?Does anyone have some general tips for growing annuals? I want to plant from seed. Should I start the seeds and grow seedlings first or just plop the seeds in the ground?

 

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Color Washing Off a Vinca When I Water It?The color washes off the bright pink annual vinca I planted when I water it. I've never had that happen with a plant before. Does this happen with all the brightly colored vincas? The light pink ones I have look great.

 

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Fixing Squeaky Classroom Tables?I am looking for ways to fix squeaky classroom tables.

 

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Car Paint on Leather?How do I remove car paint from my leather car seat?

 

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Protecting Flower Bulbs?What is the best way to protect bulbs from wildlife?

 

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Hunting Valley Prints Wallcovering Revetment Mural Pattern #FL2213 Run #2?I am looking for Hunting Valley Prints Wallcovering Revetment Mural Pattern #FL2213 Run #2. This was discontinued and I can't find it anywhere. If anyone out there has 5 rolls of this wallpaper please e-mail me.

 

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College Grants and Scholarships?Does anyone know about any grants or scholarships for college that you can apply for without a lot of hassle?

 

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Buying a Bathing Suit for a Pre-Teen?I am raising my grand daughter and this season she is into Jr. sizes. I have looked and looked and CANNOT find a decent bathing suit in her size! I know it is early in the season, however, none of the places I have looked even showed a one-piece suit and all the two pieces are too skimpy for an 11 year old.

 

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Pitch Stain on Leather?How can I safely remove pine pitch from a navy blue leather coach?

 

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Recipes Using Beer?I knocked a bottle of beer out of the refridgerator this morning. It partially opened. Anybody know a non meat recipe using beer?

 

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Lip Balm on a Stuffed Animal?My granddaughter used lip balm all over her new stuffed bear. Any suggestions on how to get it out?

 

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Substitute for a Baster?Does anyone have a substitute for using a basting syringe? I am not sure what's the proper name but its similar to a large eye dropper and is used for squeezing juice over meat while baking.

 

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Fixing a Rice Bed?I have a king size rice bed. Due to frequent moving, etc. the post no longer tighten, the screws seem to be stripped, how can I fix this problem?

 

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Proactiv Alternatives?I can't afford proactiv and get pretty bad break outs on my chin. Any suggestions?

 

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Fixing a Tear in an Above Ground Pool?I have an above ground pool that is almost 1 year old. The pool has been empty for about 3 weeks, my husband was cleaning it and had a bucket which he dropped and it made a tear in the bottom of the liner approximately 5 inches long. Can we use a patch repair kit or will the liner have to be replaced?

 

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